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    Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle.Christopher Shields - 1998 - Oxford University Press.
    Aristotle attaches particular significance to the homomyny of many of the central concepts in philosophy and science: that is, to the diversity of ways of being that are denoted by a single concept. Shields here investigates and evaluates Aristotle's approach to questions about homonymy, characterizing the metaphysical and semantic commitments necessary to establish the homonymy of a given concept. Then, in a series of case studies, he examines in detail some of Aristotle's principal applications of homonymy--to the body, sameness and (...)
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    Mind and Imagination in Aristotle.Christopher Shields & Michael V. Wedin - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (2):371.
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    On Behalf of Cognitive Qualia.Christopher Shields - 2011 - In Tim Bayne and Michelle Montague (ed.), Cognitive Phenomenology. Oxford University Press. pp. 215.
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    Aristotle.Christopher Shields & J. D. G. Evans - 1990 - Philosophical Review 99 (3):443.
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    Hylomorphic Offices.Christopher Shields - 2019 - Ancient Philosophy Today 1 (2):215-236.
    Neo-Aristotelian hylomorphism has struggled to arrive at anything approaching a consensus regarding the notion of form. Contending that no ‘right-minded modern’ could embrace anything akin to Arist...
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    Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle.Gareth B. Matthews & Christopher Shields - 2001 - Philosophical Review 110 (2):267.
    One of the most striking innovations in Aristotle’s philosophical writing is also one of its most characteristic features. That feature is Aristotle’s idea that terms central to philosophy, including ‘cause’ [aition], ‘good’, and even the verb ‘to be’, are, as he likes to put it, “said in many ways.” To be sure, philosophers before Aristotle give some evidence of having recognized the phenomenon of being said in many ways. Plato, in particular, suggests that things in this world that we call (...)
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    The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle.Christopher Shields (ed.) - 2012 - Oxford University Press USA.
    The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle reflects the lively international character of Aristotelian studies, drawing contributors from the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, and Japan; it also, appropriately, includes a preponderance of authors from the University of Oxford, which has been a center of Aristotelian studies for many centuries. The volume equally reflects the broad range of activity Aristotelian studies comprise today: such activity ranges from the primarily textual and philological to the application of broadly Aristotelian (...)
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  8. Intentionality and Isomorphism in Aristotle.Christopher Shields - 1995 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 11:307-30.
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    Aristotle de Anima (on the Soul).Christopher Shields - 1992 - Ancient Philosophy 12 (1):202-205.
    Christopher Shields presents a new translation and commentary of Aristotle's De Anima, a work of interest to philosophers at all levels, as well as psychologists and students interested in the nature of life and living systems. The volume provides a full translation of the complete work, together with a comprehensive commentary. While sensitive to philological and textual matters, the commentary addresses itself to the philosophical reader who wishes to understand and assess Aristotle's accounts of the soul and body; perception; thinking; (...)
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  10. Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle.Christopher Shields - 1998 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Aristotle attaches particular significance to the homonymy of many central concepts in philosophy and science: that is, to the diversity of ways of being common to a single general concept. His preoccupation with homonymy influences his approach to almost every subject that he considers, and it clearly structures the philosophical methodology that he employs both when criticizing others and when advancing his own positive theories. Where there is homonymy there is multiplicity: Aristotle aims to find the order within this multiplicity, (...)
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  11. Metaphysics Book B and K 1–2.Christopher Shields - 2003 - Philosophical Review 112 (2):251-253.
    “For those who wish to solve problems,” suggests Aristotle, “it is helpful to state the problems well” ; and, evidently, he accepts his own recommendation as a fairly deep methodological precept. In addition to setting out the appearances and canvassing the credible opinions attending to any particular domain of inquiry, Aristotle regards as an indispensable precursor to philosophical progress careful attention to the proper formulation of any problems to be addressed. About this much he seems perfectly right. A philosopher concerned (...)
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    De Anima.Christopher Shields (ed.) - 2016 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Christopher Shields presents a new translation and commentary of Aristotle's De Anima, a work of interest to philosophers at all levels, as well as psychologists and students interested in the nature of life and living systems. The volume provides a full translation of the complete work, together with a comprehensive commentary. While sensitive to philological and textual matters, the commentary addresses itself to the philosophical reader who wishes to understand and assess Aristotle's accounts of the soul and body; perception; thinking; (...)
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    The Dialectic of Life.Christopher Shields - 2012 - Synthese 185 (1):103-124.
    In the dialectic of debates about the extension of life, one witnesses a predictably repeating pattern: one side appeals to a motley of variegated criteria for something’s qualifying as a living system, only to find an opposite side taking issue with the individual necessity or collective sufficiency of the proposed criteria. Some of these criteria tend to cluster with one another, while others do not: metabolism, growth and reproduction; self-organization and homeostasis; an ability to decrease internal entropy by the appropriation (...)
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  14. Soul and Body in Aristotle.Christopher Shields - 1988 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 6:103.
     
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    Plato on Parts and Wholes: The Metaphysics of Structure.C. Shields - 2005 - Philosophical Review 114 (2):273-277.
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    Aristotle on Substance: The Paradox of Unity.Christopher Shields & Mary Louise Gill - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (4):840.
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  17. "Companions to Ancient Thought 1: Epistemology", Edited by Stephen Everson. [REVIEW]Christopher Shields - 1994 - Ancient Philosophy 14 (1):209.
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    Aristotle.Christopher Shields - 2007 - Routledge.
    In this excellent introduction, Christopher Shields introduces and assesses the whole of Aristotle’s philosophy, showing how his powerful conception of human nature shaped much of his thinking on the nature of the soul and the mind, ethics, politics and the arts. Beginning with a brief biography, Christopher Shields carefully explains the fundamental elements of Aristotle’s thought: his explanatory framework, his philosophical methodology and his four-causal explanatory scheme. Subsequently he discusses Aristotle’s metaphysics and the theory of categories and logical theory and (...)
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    Forcing Goodness in Plato's "Republic".Christopher Shields - 2007 - Social Philosophy and Policy 24 (2):21-39.
    Among the instances of apparent illiberality in Plato's Republic, one stands out as especially curious. Long before making a forced return to the cave, and irrespective of the kinds of compulsion operative in such a homecoming, the philosopher-king has been compelled to apprehend the Good (Rep. VII.519c5-d2, 540a3-7). Why should compulsion be necessary or appropriate in this situation? Schooled intensively through the decades for an eventual grasping of the Good, beginning already with precognitive training in music and art calculated to (...)
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    Aristotle's Psychology.Christopher Shields - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Aristotle’s Theory of Material Substance: Heat and Pneuma, Form and Soul.Christopher Shields & Gad Freudenthal - 1997 - Philosophical Review 106 (4):632.
    Fortunately, there is heat; and Freudenthal is keen to promote it as an overlooked central factor in Aristotle’s theory of material substance. He begins in agreement with the many scholars who argue that Aristotle’s theory of the four elements underdetermines the plain fact that there are organic substances which exhibit both synchronic and diachronic unity. He goes further than most, however, by arguing that left unaugmented Aristotle’s account of the four basic elements would positively preclude the existence of these forms (...)
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    What Organisms Once Were and Might Yet Be.Christopher Shields - 2017 - Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology 9 (7).
    Organisms receded from view in much of twentieth-century biology, only to undergo a sort of renaissance at the start of the twenty-first. The story of why this should be so is complicated and fascinating, but belongs primarily to the history of biology. On the other hand, to the extent that it is so, a question naturally arises: what, after all, are organisms? This question has a long and complicated history of its own, both within and without of biology; an investigation (...)
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    Aristotle's Philosophical Life and Writings.Christopher Shields - 2012 - In The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle. Oup Usa. pp. 1.
    Despite a paucity of contemporary information about Aristotle's life and affairs, our ancient sources are only too happy to supply missing details and additional colour, much of it centred on his relationship with his teacher, Plato. Aristotle left Athens at around the time of Plato's death, for Assos, on the northwest coast of present-day Turkey, where he carried on his philosophical activity, augmented by intensive marine biological research. He returned to Athens for his second and final stay in 335. Once (...)
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    Soul as Subject in Aristotle's De Anima.Christopher Shields - 1988 - Classical Quarterly 38 (01):140-.
    In the largely historical and aporetic first book of the De Anima , Aristotle makes what appear to be some rather disturbing remarks about the soul's status as a subject of mental states. Most notably, in a curious passage which has aroused the interest of commentators, he seems to suggest that there is something wrong with regarding the soul as a subject of mental states: Thus, saying that the soul is angry is the same as if one were to say (...)
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    Leibniz's Doctrine of the Striving Possibles.Christopher Shields - 1986 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 24 (3):343-357.
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    Plato’s Divided Soul.Christopher Shields - 2010 - In Dominik Perler & Klaus Corcilius (eds.), Partitioning the Soul: Debates From Plato to Leibniz. De Gruyter. pp. 15-38.
  27. Ancient Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction.Christopher Shields - 2011 - Routledge.
    In this re-titled and substantially revised update of his _Classical Philosophy_, Christopher Shields expands his coverage to include the Hellenistic era, and now offers an introduction to more than 1,000 years of ancient philosophy. From Thales and other Pre-Socratics through Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and on to Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Scepticism, _Ancient Philosophy_ traces the important connections between these periods and individuals without losing sight of the novelties and dynamics unique to each. The coverage of Plato and Aristotle also has (...)
     
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  28. The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy.Christopher Shields (ed.) - 2003 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy_ provides a comprehensive treatment of the principal figures and movements of philosophy from its origins before Socrates, through the towering achievements of Plato and Aristotle, and into its final developments in late antiquity. Provides a comprehensive guide to ancient philosophy from the pre-Socratics to late antiquity. Written by a cast of distinguished philosophers. Covers the pre-Socratics, the sophistic movement, Epicureanism, academic skepticism, stoicism, and the neo-Platonists. Features an index and a comprehensive bibliography of both (...)
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    Surpassing in Dignity and Power: The Metaphysics of Goodness in Plato's Republic.Christopher Shields - 2008 - Philosophical Inquiry 30 (3-4):145-161.
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    The Peculiar Motion of Aristotelian Souls.Christopher Shields - 2007 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 81:139-161.
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    Plato's Challenge: The Case Against Justice in Republic II.Christopher Shields - 2006 - In Gerasimos Xenophon Santas (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic. Blackwell. pp. 63-83.
  32. Aristotle.Christopher Shields - 2007 - In . Routledge.
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    II—Christopher Shields: The Peculiar Motion of Aristotelian Souls.Christopher Shields - 2007 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 81 (1):139-161.
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    Aristotle on Action: The Peculiar Motion of Aristotelian Souls.Christopher Shields - 2007 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 81 (1):139–161.
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    Aristotle on the Many Senses of Priority. [REVIEW]Christopher Shields - 1992 - The Classical Review 42 (1):209-210.
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    The Logos of 'Logos': "Theaetetus" 206c-210b.Christopher Shields - 1999 - Apeiron 32 (4):107 - 124.
  37. The Subjecthood of Souls and Some Other Forms: A Response to Granger.Christopher Shields - 1995 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 13:161-176.
     
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    The Homonymy of the Body in Aristotle.Christopher Shields - 1993 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 75 (1):1-30.
  39. The Philosophy of Aquinas.Robert Pasnau & Christopher Shields - 2004 - Westview.
    Beginning with a brief overview of Aquinas’ life and philosophical career, the authors introduce his overarching explanatory framework in order to provide the necessary background to his substantive theorizing in a wide range of areas: rational theology, metaphysics, philosophy of human nature, philosophy of mind, and ethical and political theory. Although not intended to provide a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of Aquinas’ far-reaching writings, the volume does present a systematic introduction to the principal areas of his philosophy, attending no (...)
     
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  40. An Approach to Aristotelian Actuality.Christopher Shields - 2010 - In John Cottingham & Peter Hacker (eds.), Mind, Method, and Morality: Essays in Honour of Anthony Kenny. Oxford University Press.
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    Soul as Subject in Aristotle's De Anima.Christopher Shields - 1988 - Classical Quarterly 38 (1):140-149.
    In the largely historical and aporetic first book of the De Anima, Aristotle makes what appear to be some rather disturbing remarks about the soul's status as a subject of mental states. Most notably, in a curious passage which has aroused the interest of commentators, he seems to suggest that there is something wrong with regarding the soul as a subject of mental states: Thus, saying that the soul is angry is the same as if one were to say that (...)
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    A Ristotle on A Ction: T He P Eculiar M Otion of A Ristotelian S Ouls.Christopher Shields - 2007 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 81 (1):139-161.
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    The Truth Evaluability of Stoic Phantasiai : Adversus Mathematicos VII 242-46.Christopher John Shields - 1993 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 31 (3):325-347.
  44. Essays on Plato's Psychology.Richard Bett, Christopher Bobonich, David Bostock, Eric A. Brown, John M. Cooper, Dorothea Frede, David Gallop, Jonathan Lear, Nicholas D. Smith, Thomas M. Robinson, Christopher Shields, C. C. W. Taylor, Cass Weller & Bernard Williams - 2001 - Lexington Books.
    The last several decades have witnessed an explosion of research in Platonic philosophy. A central focus of his philosophical effort, Plato's psychology is of interest both in its own right and as fundamental to his metaphysical and moral theories. This anthology offers, for the first time, a collection of the best classic and recent essays on cenral topics of Plato's psychological theory, including essays on the nature of the soul, studies of the tripartite soul for which Plato argues in the (...)
     
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    Plato on the Self-Predication of Forms: Early and Middle Dialogues. By John Malcolm. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. Pp. 231. $55. [REVIEW]Christopher Shields - 1995 - Ancient Philosophy 15 (1):203-211.
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    Colloquium 9.Christopher Shields - 1995 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 11 (1):307-330.
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    Substance and Life in Aristotle.Christopher Shields - 2008 - Apeiron 41 (3):129-152.
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  48. The Priority of Soul in Aristotle's De Anima: Mistaking Categories?Christopher Shields - 2007 - In D. Frede & Burkhard Reis (eds.), Body and Soul in Ancient Philosophy. Gruyter. pp. 267-90.
     
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    Chapter 6. Mind and Motion in Aristotle.Christopher Shields - 2017 - In James G. Lennox & Mary Louise Gill (eds.), Self-Motion: From Aristotle to Newton. Princeton University Press. pp. 117-134.
  50. Daniel Devereux and Pierre Pellegrin, Eds., Biologie, Logique Et Métaphysique Chez Aristote Reviewed By.Christopher Shields - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12 (2):94-96.
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